Friday, December 25, 2009

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas

Just hopped on here to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and some seriously Happy Holidays.

Remember that statue I was carving? I was finally able to bring him home the other day. So much for me sticking him under the maple tree so he can grow moss. I put him in the foyer and dressed him up. I can see this becoming a year long thing.

My teacher told me I need to name him. Still need to do that.


Both Christmas Eve and Christmas day husband had work and J had school. Sort takes the gumption out of the holidays. But we still managed to do a present day, and tomorrow I'll roast a turkey and make some fixings. We'll even have a friend in from Tokyo.

But today I was feeling a bit blue when all of the sudden the doorbell rang. It was the guy here to change some meter outside. Electricity went out for about thirty minutes. I couldn't use the computer because the modem was off. Blue, blue, blue.

And then...

The guy came to the door to tell me they were done. He was holding a copper wire and a pair of needle-nose pliers. What the? He goes, Here this is for you. And proceeded to bend and twist.

And he made me this:




A dragonfly.

And that made everything alright.

13 comments:

Virginia Lee said...

Lovely!

You must remember, one of the cool things about Christmas is that it lasts 12 days.

*sings* On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me,
A partridge in a pear tree!

<3<3<3

Hilary said...

Terrie that dragonfly made my eyes tear up a tad. I love dragonflies and that man is an artist.. and a sweetheart for doing that for you. What a lovely gift.

I love your statue.. wearing his Santa Kappa. ;)

Merry Christmas to you. :)

Hugs,
Hilary

Anonymous said...

Terrie, your Christmas story about the dragonfly was inspiring, thanks. Aunt Pat and I wish you and your family a happy Christmas.

The stone carving is great. Did you use a model? Did you use modern air or electric operated tools, or a hammer and chisel? How did you sign your name to the carving? Very interesting.

laughingwolf said...

merry christmas to you and yours, terrie :)

Kappa no He said...

Virginia, what a wonderful string of holidays, Christmas and New Years. New Years here last about that long. ^-~

Hilary, I'm a nut for dragonflies myself. I'm thinking of looking at the receipt he gave me (for their work), finding his name and calling to what a nice guy he was.

Uncle James, we LOVED the presents. Today I'm going to send you a picture. Thank you so much. Give Aunt Pat a big hug and kiss from all of us.

Laughingwolf, I hope you have wonderful holidays and a great New Year.

Deidra said...

Aww, this story was wonderful. Kudos to the electricity man for making the holiday special!

Girl Japan: April Marie said...

Happy Christmas = ) Terrie!

Kappa no He said...

Deidra, thanks and thanks again for stopping by. He was kinda cute too. ^ ~

April Marie, thank you deary! (PS E-mail me your new blog addy again. I had an e-mail accident and lost it. *sniff*)

Anna L. Walls said...

That is so cool, and he made it right there in front of you, that makes it even better.

Jim Melvin said...

Just don't plug it into a light socket!

Kappa no He said...

Anna, thank you and yeah, twist, twist, twist...done!

Jim, I've got a story about that. I learned my lesson...the hard way. ^ ~

Grace @ Sandier Pastures said...

Sorry to hear you're blue but I bet that dragonfly lifted you up a bit.

How crafty and sweet of that electrician. That's something to keep forever. What a rare man - I wonder what else can he make out of wires? Interesting.

I've lived in Japan for more than 10 years and haven't met such kind (and crafty!)stranger...

Kappa no He said...

He was my first. Well, there have been nice people but this was so out of his element but yet of his element (with the copper wire and pliers and all). You're right, you don't see that kind of person too much.

Where did you live in Japan?